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Old 28th June 2009
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When was the last time the heads were changed? Drum heads do go 'dull' after time, (and also need retuning frequently). What condition is the snappy (or springs) in. How tight against the skin is it? How much 'dampning' do you have on the heads? Does the drum have an internal dampener? How tight is the basket holding the drum on the snare stand? A few things to consider and perhaps cheaply remedy without buying a replacement drum. Just my 2...

Dave